Posted by Susan Stierli (220.127.116.11) on August 23, 2000 at 07:43:59:
In Reply to: Re: Books posted by Michael Pollard on August 21, 2000 at 12:48:59:
: Oh, now I feel bad. I am guilty of not thinking of the Tibetans, sad to say. What book is the best in your opinion? That will be my next purchas. Not to say I am oblivious to their plight, it's that I don't know the details. I actually feel bad for admitting this. Well, Metta to you and everybody; expessially all those in Tibet and in other oppressive countrys. Bye.
Michael, I didn't write that to make anyone feel bad, I just wanted to share it with you. You already have spoken about the plight of the Tibetan people. I remember the first few years, I only had Tibetan Lamas and it was only until 1987 when His Holiness came to Washington and a handful of Senators and Congress were willinmg to take the Chinese on and the monks and nuns made their statement in such a hard way for them that Tibet really for the first time became known. I had only been doing religios practice and knew I had to try and understand the people and so that is what I have done. There is still so much more I need to learn and should know but I have promised myself that in the years to come, I will know more. Its like when you go to Nepal, you have the opportunity to see the Tibetans as they are and how they live and so forth. Then your readings become more personal and the appreciation becomes greater. Long story here but I know books cost money so perhaps just a couple here to start with.
Portait of a Dala Lama by Sir Charles as it starts with History and brings it down to His Holiness the 14th as it was printed in 1986 but still see copies around and The Book of Tibetan Elders, that was written in 1996.
I thank you for your lists as keep them right next to my computer so when I need them, they are right here to just on line with and find them.
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